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Don’t rely on BCAAs alone: Study


Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are more effective when taking in conjunction with other muscle-building supplements. A new study, published in Frontier in Physiology, shows that taking BCAAs alone is not the best way to optimise muscular growth. Building blocks “Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and the special ...

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Exercise: Perception is reality

Perception is reality

How you perceive a training session will have a major influence on its outcome. Scientists at the University of Freiburg in Germany found that how people felt played a big role in their feeling of strain during exercise. They invited 78 men and women between the ages of 18 and ...

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Chris Nguta Conquers Queens Grand Prix

The Queens Casino in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape was the scene of glistening, tanned and ripped bodies at the weekend. Chris Nguta emerged victorious on Saturday, 17 June in the fourth edition of the Queens Casino Grand Prix Body Building competition hosted by Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa. ...

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Make Stubborn Calves Grow!

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Calves are a muscle group many guys tend to struggle with in the gym. Not only are they an extremely stubborn muscle group to grow but people tend to get lazy when they need to train them hard or they follow the wrong approach. To get your calves to grow ...

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Excessive Exercise Can Damage your Gut


A review of published studies has found that excessive exercise can compromise your gut integrity and function. According to Dr. Ricardo Costa, lead author of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics review, exercise stress of two or more hours at 60 percent of your maximum intensity level appeared to be the ...

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Fuel your workouts with USN’s Anavol Intra-Gro

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Science has come a long way since bodybuilders depended on coffee as a performance enhancer. The easy-to-digest carbohydrate called Vitargo has been on the lips of everyone who is on a mission to crush their workouts in the gym. Consuming the right nutrients at the right time is critical if ...

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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Cell Aging

New research reveals you can slow down your biological clock at cellular level by staying active. According to a new study, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, people who have consistently high levels of physical activity have significantly longer telomeres than those who have sedentary lifestyles. Telomeres are the ...

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No More Late Night Meals

Bodybuilders who get up in the middle of the night to down a protein shake or eat a meal could be affecting their weight and metabolism negatively. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in America eating late at night can not only increase ...

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Move of the Week: Lunges

The lunge is one of the most effective exercises you can do on leg day, creating greater muscle separation in the quads, hamstrings and glutes.

The lunge is one of the most effective exercises you can do on leg day, creating greater muscle separation in the quads, hamstrings and glutes. Lunges also strengthen the calves, abdominals, spinal erectors and stabilisers. The exercise can be performed either stationary or while walking. Static lunges target one leg ...

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Move of the Week: The Incline Barbell Press

Avoid that 'flat look' on stage with the Incline Barbell Press

Avoid that ‘flat look’ on stage with the Incline Barbell Press The Incline Barbell Bench Press is an effective compound exercise that targets the chest, shoulders and triceps. When pressing on an incline bench the focus is on beefing up the upper portion of the chest and developing upper body ...

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